In October 2015, the Conference Board invited a broad range of Canadian health care stakeholders to participate in a full-day workshop entitled “How will health care in Canada be funded in 2035?” The goal of the workshop was to develop a number of plausible scenarios outlining how the funding of health care could evolve. Based on two key drivers—technology uptake and funding expectations—four plausible scenarios were generated: A Taxing Health Care System, Paying for Your Health, Health Care With a Human Touch, and The Health Care Warehouse. The scenarios lay out four very different, plausible worlds that Canadians could face in the future when it comes to health care funding and the implications that need to be considered. In this briefing, each of the scenarios and the key elements they have in common are explored in detail.
Hear the report authors speak about the briefing and answer questions in our companion webinar, Canadian Health Care in 2035: Four Scenarios on the Future of Health Care Funding.